Veterans Health Administration

By Jonah Comstock July 25, 2016
Looking ahead, the Veterans Health Administration is increasingly focusing on bringing care into veterans' homes, VA higher-ups said at the mHealth and Telehealth World Conference in Boston.  "I think that the number one thing we see for where telehealth is going in the organization is increasingly into the home and into patients’ daily lives," said Neil Evans, Chief Officer in the Office of...
By Neil Versel July 18, 2013
Humetrix iBlueButton app won the ONC's Blue Button Mashup Challenge. Patient engagement is on the minds of a lot of people in healthcare, spurred not only by a requirement in Stage 2 Meaningful Use regulations, but by imperatives to improve the quality of care and boost patient satisfaction. Some providers beginning to open their minds, but technical and cultural challenges stand in the way,...
By Neil Versel December 11, 2012
While the Veterans Health Administration bets heavily on mobile health and telemedicine, another major federally run healthcare organization, the Military Health System, is treading more carefully. "If people don't see us running out as fast, it's because we have to manage a global environment in a mobile, secure manner," Military Health System CTO Mark Goodge writes in a guest column for Federal...
By Brian Dolan January 30, 2012
The Veterans Health Administration (VA) has tapped DSHI Systems to create a tablet-based mobile triage system for the emergency room that determines how urgently a patients needs to be seen by a physician. The application, called ER Mobile, will help emergency room nurses better identify the sickest patients so that they can be cared for first. The app also aims to improve workflow efficiency for...
By Neil Versel October 6, 2011
One of the most intriguing ideas to come out of last week's Health 2.0 Conference in San Francisco is the private, curated mobile app store for healthcare. I'm thinking this could be the Next Big Thing in mobile health. If you read MobiHealthNews last week, you know that Happtique, a provider of private, white-labeled app stores for healthcare professionals, is testing its curated model with 11...
By Brian Dolan October 5, 2009
“The thing that I find so ironic about the whole health- care reform debate is that most of the tactics and strategies that are being talked about as far as how to change the system, all of those things have been in play at the VA for over a decade,” Kenneth Kizer, a former head of the Veterans Health Administration, told Bloomberg during a recent interview. While doctors who work for the VA don'...